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Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well. CAES News
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have recently found the genetic mechanism that controls the shape of tomatoes also controls the shape of potatoes and may control the shape of other fruits as well.
Center for Produce Safety funds UGA food science produce safety research
Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food safety issues related to fruits and vegetables. 
For the first time, the Georgia Master Gardeners Association is opening up its conference to the public. The conference is set for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. UGA Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield is shown teaching conference attendees during a past GMGA conference. CAES News
For the first time, the Georgia Master Gardeners Association is opening up its conference to the public. The conference is set for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. UGA Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield is shown teaching conference attendees during a past GMGA conference.
Gardeners, industry professionals invited to Master Gardener conference
The Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA) Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building on Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the first time, the conference is open to the general public as well as to GMGA members. This year’s conference is titled “Plants and Planes: Our Heritage, Our Future.”
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Peanut harvest season is a time of celebration
Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres. CAES News
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres.
New UGA-Tifton specialist to study fruits, vegetables postharvest
The newest crop specialist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus hopes to help Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers extend the shelf life of their produce after harvest.
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman. CAES News
Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long (center) announced the recipients of the GFB Harvest 20 Research Grants at the GFB Commodity Conference on Aug. 8. University of Georgia faculty who were awarded grants are (l-r) Lawton Stewart, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Angelita Acebes, Sudeep Bag, Jonathan Oliver and (not pictured) Bhabesh Dutta and Mark Freeman.
Georgia Farm Bureau awards $94,000 in grants to UGA scientists
The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has awarded $94,000 in research grants to seven University of Georgia scientists and their research teams who are addressing production issues impacting Georgia farmers.
UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue, center, congratulates CAES alumni Ken Foster, Charlie Broussard, Jaime Hinsdale Foster, Andrea B. Simao, Franklin West, Sarah Dunn and Tamlin Hall during the 65th CAES Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Oct. 4 in Athens, Georgia. CAES News
UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue, center, congratulates CAES alumni Ken Foster, Charlie Broussard, Jaime Hinsdale Foster, Andrea B. Simao, Franklin West, Sarah Dunn and Tamlin Hall during the 65th CAES Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Oct. 4 in Athens, Georgia.
CAES Alumni Association recognizes outstanding college alumni on Oct. 4
The CAES Alumni Association presented the 2019 awards at the 65th  University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Alumni Association Awards banquet on Oct. 4 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia.
Some parts of Georgia saw temperatures as high as 8 or 9 degrees above normal during September 2019. The heat and abnormally dry weather left much the state in some stage of drought. CAES News
Some parts of Georgia saw temperatures as high as 8 or 9 degrees above normal during September 2019. The heat and abnormally dry weather left much the state in some stage of drought.
September was unseasonably hot, dry, UGA climatologist says
While it seems Georgia is finally seeing a break from the summer heat, the long hot summer, including a record-setting September, has already caused problems for many Georgia farmers.
4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn. CAES News
4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn.
Financial literacy program helping 4-H'ers learn the value of a buck
Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in rural counties in north and south Georgia are helping 4-H’ers realize the importance of financial literacy.
Created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team, Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U are now included in the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP-Ed Toolkit. The collection of evidence-based interventions is designed to improve the lives of SNAP-eligible participants by encouraging healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity. CAES News
Created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team, Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U are now included in the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP-Ed Toolkit. The collection of evidence-based interventions is designed to improve the lives of SNAP-eligible participants by encouraging healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.
UGA SNAP-ED team creates two interventions for national SNAP-ED Toolkit
Two interventions created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team have been added to the national SNAP-Ed Toolkit.

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